Hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking – an oil production technique) in Montana threatens our clean air and water, and can reduce our quality of life. The oil and gas industry has successfully fought against even the most modest regulations, and has largely succeeded in blocking them. Shockingly, Montana currently has no “setback” requirements for oil and gas development, meaning that there is no required minimum distance to provide a buffer between an oil or gas well and a home or source of water. The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (Board) is now considering the adoption of setback requirements for oil and gas development, and we need you to speak up in support today!
Last modified: February 18, 2021